Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia: An Unusual Manifestation of Kawasaki DiseaseCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Jacob Puliyel,
Head of Department, Department of Paediatrics, St Stephens Hospital, Delhi-110054, India.
Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) can cause Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA) in some patients. There are many reports of AIHA developing in children with Kawasaki Disease (KD) after they were treated with IVIg. However, AIHA is seldom reported at the onset of KD, prior to the treatment with IVIg. Here, we report a case of a 10-month-old infant, who developed AIHA alongside the manifestations of KD. Treatment with IVIg resulted in the resolution of symptoms of both KD and AIHA. We also present a review of the literature on similar findings. This suggests that AIHA may be an uncommon manifestation of KD; or that KD and AIHA may both be stimulated, in susceptible persons, by some common agent.
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Aashish Gupta, Rahi Raza, Ayush Manchanda, Jacob Puliyel. AUTOIMMUNE HAEMOLYTIC ANAEMIA: AN UNUSUAL MANIFESTATION OF KAWASAKI DISEASE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2018 Jul 20 ]; 12:SD03-SD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 18, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Nov 29, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 16, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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